RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2022
Graham Kent is a writer, creator, and (checks vitals) human being from Toronto. Having branched from acting into writing, his on-screen work includes television, webseries, commercials, shorts, and feature films. As a writer, his credits include development on scripted projects, and VOD content for Bell Media. An alumnus of Humber College’s school of Comedy Writing and Performance, Graham sometimes makes with the ha-ha, focusing mainly on comedies and dramas.
Graham was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of 8, which taught him to look beneath the surface differences that divide us and seek the similarities that make us all human beings; a theme common within his original works. He believes we have more in common than in contrast, that we do better in cooperation than competition, and he swears for normal reasons.
Graham is a proud member of both the WGC and IATSE 411.
After an extensive search and interview process, 18 individuals and one writing duo were invited to participate in the Virtual Cohort of RespectAbility’s 2022 Entertainment Lab taking place August 16 – September 22, 2022. This 6-week, 18-session Lab aims to further develop and elevate the talent pipeline of diverse professionals with disabilities working behind-the-scenes in television, film, and streaming. Participants include people with physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, and other disabilities ranging in age from people in their 20’s through their 50’s. The Lab is a recipient of The Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award.
The Virtual Cohort of the 2022 Entertainment Lab is made possible with support by:
- Platinum Sponsors: Murray/Reese Foundation and Netflix
- Gold Sponsors: The Harnisch Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The Walt Disney Company
- Silver Sponsors: Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, and NBCUniversal